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Terry Riley

Terry Riley
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Terrence Mitchell Riley is an American composer (born June 24, 1935, Colfax, California). He is credited as being the principal instigator of the minimalist / repetitive music genre. His work is greatly influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music. He started experimenting with tape loops in the 50s, and electronics have figured prominently in his work. He has also composed works for orchestra and has a long-running relationship with the Kronos Quartet.
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http://terryriley.net
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Releases on file (11)
The Rileys (Terry Riley + Gyan Riley) — Way out Yonder The Rileys (Terry Riley + Gyan Riley) — Way out Yonder
(Sri Moonshine Music SMM007, 2018, CD / DL)
Brooklyn Raga Massive — Terry Riley In C Brooklyn Raga Massive — Terry Riley In C
(Northern Spy NS094, 2017, CD)
Kronos Quartet — Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley Kronos Quartet — Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley
(Nonesuch 549523-2, 2015, CD)
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley — Live Terry Riley & Gyan Riley — Live
(Sri Moonshine Music SMM005, 2011, CD)
Gyan Riley — Food for the Bearded Gyan Riley — Food for the Bearded
(New Albion NA119, 2002, CD)
Bang on a Can  — Terry Riley: In C Bang on a Can — Terry Riley: In C
(Cantaloupe Music CA21004, 2001, CD)
Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec — Terry Riley: In C Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec — Terry Riley: In C
(Atma ACD 2 2251, 1997/2000, CD)
Rova — Chanting the Light of Foresight - Imbas Forasnai Rova — Chanting the Light of Foresight - Imbas Forasnai
(New Albion NA064CD, 1994, CD)
John Cale & Terry Riley — Church of Antrhrax John Cale & Terry Riley — Church of Antrhrax
(Culture Factory C30131, 1971/2011, CD)
Terry Riley — A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley — A Rainbow in Curved Air
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2306, 1969/2012, CD)
Terry Riley — In C Terry Riley — In C
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2305, 1968/2012, CD)

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